Meryl Streep
Director: Mike Nichols Cast: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
Mike Nichols


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Though she always played coy about the fact in interviews, Nora Ephron's novel Heartburn is a thinly disguised "à clef" rehash of her marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. Meryl Streep plays Rachel, an influential food critic who marries charismatic columnist Mark (Jack Nicholson) after a whirlwind courtship. Warned that Mark is constitutionally incapable of settling down with any one woman, Rachel gives up her own job to make certain that her marriage works. When Rachel announces that she's pregnant, Mark virtually jumps out of his skin with delight. But as the news sinks in, Mark chafes at the impending responsibilities of fatherhood, and the philandering begins -- as if it had ever really stopped! Our favorite scene: Rachel and her friends being robbed at her therapy group -- that's Kevin Spacey as the robber, in his film debut. Meryl Streep's real-life child Mamie Gummer also appeared in the film as Rachel's daughter.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/2019
UPC: 0032429277558
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 15,933

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Rachel
Jack Nicholson Mark
Jeff Daniels Richard
Maureen Stapleton Vera
Stockard Channing Julie
Richard Masur Arthur
Catherine O'Hara Betty
Steven Hill Harry, Rachel's Father
Milos Forman Dmitri
Natalie Stern Annie
Karen Akers Thelma Rice
Cynthia O'Neal Magazine Colleague

Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director,Producer
Nestor Almendros Cinematographer
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Nora Ephron Screenwriter
Robert Greenhut Producer
Lee Halls Makeup
J. Roy Helland Makeup
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
John Kasarda Art Director
Sam O'Steen Editor
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Carly Simon Score Composer
Tony Walton Production Designer

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Heartburn 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually a good director and good actors make a film, both are present in this film, but one crucial ingrediant is missing...good writing. This is a BORING and DULL movie, and a waste of legendary actors and director.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because the story is about sophisticated, metropolitan people it may be difficult for those of us in different environments to relate to. Stand back and appreciate the talent of Ephron, Streep and Nicholson. The cast is exceptional! Support cast includes Jeff Daniels, Kevin Spacey, Stockard Channing, Maureen Stapleton, Milos Foreman, Yakof Smirnov. Favorite scene? Village group therapy hold up...but so many others too, like Rachel and her dad and the Key Lime Pie sequence. Oh, Baby!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago